The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

USA, 1954
35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono (Western Electric Recording], English

An American comedy horror film directed by Edward Bernds. It was the 34th of the Bowery Boys films and the most successful at the box office.

Plot Summary

The Bowery Boys explore a haunted house, home of the creepy Gravesend Family and their sinister butler, man eating plant, gorilla, robot and resident vampire.


Directed by: Edward Bernds
© MCMLIV [1954] by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Ben Schwalb
Written by: Elwood Ullman, Edward Bernds
Director of Photography: Harry Neumann
Supervising Film Editor: Lester A. Sansom
Film Editor: William Austin
Music Directed by: Marlin Skiles
Recorded by: Ralph Butler
Wardrobe: Bert Henrikson
Make-up by: Edward Polo
Hairdressing by: Mary Smith
Special Effects by: Augie Lohman
Art Director: David Milton

Leo Gorcey [Slip Mahoney]
Huntz Hall [Sach]
Bernard Gorcey [Louie Dumbrowsky]
Lloyd Corrigan [Anton Gravesend]
Ellen Corby [Amelia Gravesend]
John Dehner [Dr Derek Gravesend]
Laura Mason [Francine Gravesend]
Paul Wexler [Grissom]
David Condon [real name: David Gorcey] [Chuck]
Bennie Bartlett [Butch]

Alternative Titles

Os Anjos e os Monstros – Brazil



  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.130 no.10 1 July 1954 p.3 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.2459 12 August 1954 p.20 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.196 no.2 10 July 1954 p.58 – credits, review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.83 no.7071 9 August 1954 p.6 – credits, review
  • Variety 7 July 1954 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.] p.102, 103 – illustrated credits, review
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed] p.144 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.45 – credits